Individuals seeking counseling yearn to unpack much of what is getting in the way of their finding happiness in their lives. If we are honest with ourselves, we discover that we are brought up to manage ourselves, our problems, and to be in control of every aspect of life. However, when we find ourselves unable to manage or know how to navigate the next step, anxiety may overwhelms us.
When his happens, we become caught in a circular vortex we cannot easily escape from. Examining the root cause of this dynamic requires patience and a safe space to explore" how" to navigate the pathway before us . Importantly, we learn to see through a different lens whose focus pays less attention on surviving and more about how to either change or circumnavigate the obstacles of life. The result is hope filled and purpose driven. Approach Our counseling approach uses the evidence-based Hope-Focused model, which concentrates on guiding individuals through life stressors, back to a life that holds meaning, and reframes their worldview. Developmentally, when individuals focus on self-directed pathways to deal with their issues they often lose their way. What they are truly looking for is a pathway of congruence or a path back to a place of well-being and restoration.
We believe that each counseling client is as unique as the issues they are confronting. We also believe they have the capacity to work through their issues, develop an enduring understanding of "how"to augment their condition, and witness the change within them. It is all about tuning both their heart and mind, which reframes a newfound lens with which to see themselves and others in this world.
Hope is found through living out life through a process of transformation back to wholeness. This requires making a commitment to intentional change through an implicit understanding that this new attitude offers meaning and purpose.